Art Torno Returns To Run Latin Heart Of American Airlines In Chapter 11 Reorganization In His Hardest Managerial Job
Longtime American Airlines executive Art Torno has returned to Miami, overseeing American’s largest international route system and replacing his retiring mentor, Peter Dolara, as the airline’s vice president of Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Mr. Torno’s assignment comes at a key juncture in the storied airline’s history, as American reorganizes under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
"It’s probably the most difficult thing that I’ve had to manage through my career," he said. "At the end of the day, we’re going to preserve 55,000 jobs and their potential for the future. If we don’t do this, the chances are we might lose the entire company."
Based in Coral Gables, Mr. Torno oversees operations at Miami International Airport, one of American’s five hubs, which it plans to rely on in coming years.